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Los Angeles Times

A wildly cinematic futuristic thriller that is determined to overpower the imagination, 'The Matrix' combines traditional science-fiction premises with spanking new visual technology in a way that almost defies description.

Read review Kenneth Turan
The Hollywood Reporter

A technologically stunning movie that furthers the genre and features crowd-pleasing performances to go with the frequent scenes of gunplay and violence.

Read review David Hunter
Entertainment Weekly

A blast of Holly-Kong glitz that never approaches the stylistic cohesiveness of, say, John Woo's 'Face/Off' or the charisma of that film's propulsive star John Travolta.

Read review Lisa Schwarzbaum

A must-see among genre fans, especially guys in their teens and 20s, for whom the script's pretentious mumbo-jumbo of undergraduate mythology, religious mysticism and technobabble could even be a plus rather than a dramatic liability.

Read review Todd McCarthy